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As many of you will know, it was the Autosport International Show this weekend. I just thought I would touch on David’s previous post with some of my favourite road worthy cars from the show.
This was the first time I’d seen the California up close and it is astonishingly beautiful. The 2+2 GT has a 454hp front mid-mounted 4.3L V8 that storms from 0-62mph in under 4 seconds. There are a few firsts for the prancing horse as well with this model, the first to feature that mid-front engine, the first to feature the 7-speed dual clutch transmission, the first with direct petrol injection and the first with a folding metal roof. Ferrari’s line up is growing on my each day with the 599, the 458 Italia and this, I truly am California dreaming…
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
I was first interested in the 8C when I saw this picture! There’s not much to say about the 8C other than it has searing performance and it looks great. Alfa have really showed they can play with the other Italian supercar big dogs, the 4.7L V8 launches it from 0-62 in 4.5 seconds and it’ll top out at 190mph. The only problem is the £100,00O price tag and the fact only 500 were built. If you are able to get your hands on one though, I would do it!
Noble M600The £200,000 Noble M600 has been described as the most exciting British spots car for a generation. It is sensationally quick, 0-62mph in 3 seconds flat and 100mph in 3 seconds more. It has a suspected top speed of 225mph and has a better power to weight ratio than the Veyron, need I say more… Oh! I’m also a fan of the powder blue.
I’ve got a lot of time for this car, I liked the XF when it came out so naturally the 503hp supercharged version has tickled my fancy. I like the interior of the XF as well, starting with the pulsating red start button, the sleek metal centre console and the bathing of blue light during darkness. Despite being the cheapest on the list so far by a long way at just under £60,000, it still has a 0-62mph time of 4.9 seconds and a blistering mid-range pace.
Lotus Evora CupOK so this isn’t quite road worthy but I had to use this picture of the Evora Cup to demonstrate my love for the Evora. When I first saw the Evora I wasn’t sold but now I’ve seen it in the metal I think it is an absolutely brilliant car. At just under the XFR at 45-50k with the same 0-62mph time I think this is a bargain supercar. Influx have recently included it as a future classic, and I totally agree.
Lexus LFAAt the other end of the pricing spectrum from the Evora and the XFR, here’s the Lexus LFA. Now I’m not sold on the LFA, sure it’s quite a nice looking and ridiculously fast supercar but how does it warrant the £350,000 price tag?! There is one thing I will give it though, it has an incredible F1 inspired engine induction/ exhaust noise, check it out here. Still… give me a California or an Evora any day!